A Focus on Greer – Rick Danner, Mayor, City of Greer

November 17, 2022

Several months ago, I did an interview with someone in downtown Greer, SC. When I pulled on to the Main Street, my first thought was, “Clearly, I have never been to downtown Greer, because this is amazing, incredible!” There were people everywhere headed into a great variety of downtown retail shops and restaurants. It literally put a smile on my face.

I reached out to the Mayor’s office for an interview.

Greer is in the heart of Upstate South Carolina at the center of the Greenville-Spartanburg area. It is home to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, BMW’s only United States manufacturing facility, and the South Carolina Inland Port.

Greer is one of South Carolina’s fastest growing cities. From 1990 to 2000, Greer’s population grew by 63%. From 2000 to 2020, it grew by another 69%.

I liked it so much that I decided to learn more. What is secret to creating such a vibrant city?

If you have not been to downtown Greer, go! You will not be disappointed.